How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Iowa

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February 3 (Monday)

Same-Day Registration Iowa has Same-Day Registration on February 3 You can register to vote and affiliate as a democrat at the caucus

Caucus On

February 3 (Monday)

Iowa Caucus: Mon, February 3 (6 more days!)

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in Iowa and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

Iowa Voter Information

Get Registered

Good news! Because Iowa has open caucuses, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!

Get registered to vote now!

Iowa has Same-Day Registration which allows you to register to vote at the caucuses on Mon, February 3 (6 more days!) You can register to vote and affiliate as a democrat at the caucus

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Find your local Caucus location on Monday, February 3, 2020 7pm central time, and show up! That’s all you have to do to vote, you can register as any party on the caucus date and vote for that party.

Find your location here!

Satellite Locations here!

Caucus-goers attending a satellite caucus must pre-register HERE to attend no later than Jan. 17, 2020

Dates:

January 29th – 31st, and, February 1st – 3rd.

More info on the 2020 Iowa Caucus can be found here: https://iowademocrats.org/2020-caucuses/

If you have any questions call the Official Iowa Caucus Voter Hotline at:
1-800-325-8602

Id Requirement

Iowa voters are required to show an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID, U.S. passport, U.S. military ID or veteran’s ID, tribal ID/document or Iowa voter ID card at the polls before they vote.

More info here:https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterIDfaq.html

Voter Workplace Protection

Iowa voters who do not have three consecutive hours when they are not required to be at work during the time between when the polls open and close on election day are entitled to up to three hours off from work to vote.

Employees must make an individual written request for time off to vote to their employer before election day. The employer designates the period of time the employee will be allowed to leave work to vote. The employee cannot be penalized and deductions cannot be made from the employee’s regular salary or wages on account of this absence.

 

Work laws do not pertain to caucuses.

 

Early Voting

Vote Early in Iowa! Iowans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on February 3 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Iowa begins January 29 and ends on February 3.

There will be a satellite caucus before the March 3rd caucus date.

January 29th – 31st
and
February 1st – 3rd.
Times coming soon.

Only 17?

You may still vote in Iowa's caucuses if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Iowa

Iowa has 49 delegates

  • 27 district
  • 9 at large
  • 5 Pledged PLEOs
  • 8 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Rep. Cindy Axne, Rep. David Loebsack, Rep. Abby Finkenauer, Jan M. Bauer, Scott M. Brennan, Sandy Opstvedt, Andrea Phillips, Troy M. Price

Important dates:

Satellite and Precinct Caucuses: February 3, 2020

County Conventions: March 21, 2020

Filing deadline to become a District Delegate: April 13, 2020

District Conventions: April 25, 2020

Filing deadline to become an At Large or PLEO Delegate: June 1, 2020

State Convention: June 13, 2020

Allocation of delegates is more complicated

Iowa Delegate Selection Plan

District Delegates (27) Alternates (4)

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • At the February 3 Satellite and Precinct Caucuses delegates are elected to attend the County Conventions.
  • At the March 21, 2020 County Conventions the precinct delegates choose Congressional District delegates and the county’s delegates to the State Convention.
  •  At the April 25, 2020 Congressional District Conventions  the district’s delegates are elected.
  • To become a District Delegate file  petition and pledge of support by April 13, 2020 by email to [email protected] or by mail Iowa Democratic Party 5661 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321. Forms available at www.iowademocrats.org

At Large Delegates (9)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File petition form with the Iowa Democratic Party State Chair by June 1, 2020.
  • Form is available April 26, 2020 at www.iowademocrats.org, by email [email protected] and by mail Iowa Democratic Party 5661 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a quorum of Iowa’s National Convention Delegates at the on June 13, 2020 at the State Convention.

PLEO Delegates (5)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File petition form with the Iowa Democratic Party State Chair by June 1, 2020.
  • Form is available April 26, 2020 at www.iowademocrats.org, by email [email protected] and by mail Iowa Democratic Party 5661 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321
  • PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of Iowa’s National Convention Delegates at the on June 13, 2020 at the State Convention.

Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair

3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Iowa’s National Convention Delegates on June 14, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair on June 13, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Iowa Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Iowa you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/IowaForSanders

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